November 16, 2018 Surf Forecast

November 16, 2018, 5:00 AM HST · Updated November 16, 5:00 AM
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HIGH SURF ADVISORY FOR NORTH AND WEST FACING SHORES

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Swell Summary

Outlook through Friday November 23: Surf associated with the new northwest swell filling in today will shift out of the north and gradually lower over the weekend into Monday. A small to moderate northwest swell is expected to arrive on Monday, peak Monday night and early Tuesday, then lower gradually into Wednesday. Small background south swells are expected through the upcoming week, which will support small surf continuing along south facing shores each day. An uptick in short period choppy surf can be expected along east facing shores over the weekend and through the first half of next week as the trade winds increase.
Surf heights are forecast heights of the face, or front, of waves. The surf forecast is based on the significant wave height, the average height of the one third largest waves, at the locations of the largest breakers. Some waves may be more than twice as high as the significant wave height. Expect to encounter rip currents in or near any surf zone.

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North

am        pm  

Surf: Head high NNW ground swell with occasional 1-3′ overhead high sets.

Conditions: Sideshore texture/chop with E winds 10-15mph in the morning shifting ENE 15-20mph in the afternoon.

South

am        pm  

Surf: Knee to waist high SSW ground swell in the morning builds to stomach to shoulder high for the afternoon.

Conditions: Glassy in the morning with NNW winds less than 5mph. Semi glassy/semi bumpy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting to the W.

West

am        pm  

Surf: Stomach to shoulder high NNW ground swell in the morning builds in the afternoon with occasional sets up to head high.

Conditions: Clean with ENE winds 10-15mph in the morning increasing to 15-20mph in the afternoon.

Image: NOAA

Image: NOAA

Image: NOAA

Image: NOAA

Image: NOAA

**Click directly on the images below to make them larger. Charts include: Maui County projected winds, tides, swell direction & period and expected wave heights.**

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    Data Courtesy of NOAA.gov and SwellInfo.com

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